VCU forward Mo Alie-Cox has been charged with misdemeanor assault and battery stemming from an incident with a woman at a Richmond night club, WTVR 6 is reporting. The TV station obtained court documents detailing the accusation.
The complainant alleged that she was involved in a verbal altercation with a woman that was with Alie-Cox on the night of April 3rd, the Friday prior to the Final Four and the same night that Shaka Smart accepted the head coaching job at Texas. According to the court documents, the accuser responded to Alie-Cox by saying ‘It’s not my fault Shaka Smart left. Is that why your [sic] mad?’, which started a physical altercation.
Alie-Cox then allegedly punched the woman in the face.
“We are aware of the charge against Mo Alie-Cox and we will continue to monitor the situation closely,” said VCU Director of Athletics Ed McLaughlin. “We will allow the legal process to run its course and act appropriately within our VCU Athletics Student-Athlete Code of Conduct as more details become clear.”
Alie-Cox, who stands 6-foot-6 and weighs over 250 pounds, is a redshirt sophomore and a criminal justice major. He averaged 7.5 points and 5.7 boards last season.